Author: East Texas Review

AG Paxton Settles with Target

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the retail company’s 2013 data breach. The breach affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts, along with contact information for more than 60 million customers. To date the settlement amount is the largest related to a data breach achieved by a multistate group. The states’ investigation found that cyber attackers accessed Target’s gateway server through credentials stolen from a third-party vendor around November 12, 2013. The credentials were used to exploit weaknesses in Target’s system, which allowed...

Read More

Keep Kids Safe Around Water this Memorial Day

29 children and teens have drowned in Texas this year Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer, but also the start of the most dangerous period for child drownings – Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Last year, 107 kids and teens drowned in Texas and 29 have already drowned so far this year. While the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas have been trouble spots in the past, there is no dominant pattern this year. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) urges Texans to “watch kids around water” this holiday weekend and all summer long to prevent...

Read More

Flat Funding for HBCUs Is a Win

By Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) My job is to promote the interests of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. So naturally I was concerned when I heard earlier this year that the new Trump administration was planning to propose increasing defense spending by $54 billion and slashing nonmilitary spending by an equal amount. That’s when the HBCU presidents, chancellors, and I decided to roll up our sleeves and get to work engaging the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled 115th Congress to fight and protect our interests. It paid off: In late February, after weeks of...

Read More

NAACP fires Brooks

By Raynard Jackson Once again the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has proven why it is the Hillary Clinton of the Civil Rights Movement. The NAACP used to be a storied organization, that was a major player in the historic fight for full equality for Blacks in America; that was before they got bought out by the Democratic Party in the early 1970s; before they bowed downed to the alter of the homosexual community; and before they sold themselves to the likes of radical liberal, George Soros and his open borders crowd who believe that...

Read More

Senate signs off on Dallas pension deal

By Richard Lee The Senate unanimously approved Tuesday a proposal to fix the pension fund that pays for the retirement of Dallas police officers and firefighters. Years of mismanagement and poor investments led to the fund facing an insolvency crisis, but the new plan would make the fund solvent for the foreseeable future. The agreement was the result of cooperation between Dallas lawmakers, city leadership and union officials. Led in the Senate by Senators Don Huffines and Royce West, the proposal would change the governance structure to give the city a majority on the governing board but would require...

Read More